Weleda's skin food is ultra hydrating, nourishing and 90 years old! With the same moisturising formula since 1926, this skincare saviour is now more popular than ever!
Can you think of a 90 year old skincare product that is now more popular than ever? I have one that comes to mind... Weleda Skin Food! Turning 90 years old this year, Weleda's skin food was launched in 1926! For years this skincare saviour was kept an industry secret until just fairly recently. In the past decade, Skin Food has become a beauty must have for skincare lovers and celebrities alike. So why do we all love Skin Food so much? Aside from being ultra hydrating, nourishing and radiance restoring, this product is all natural and affordable too!
What's in Weleda's Skin Food that makes it so good?
This all-rounder product contains 100% natural ingredients like sunflower seed oil, beeswax and sweet almond oil. The formulation of this hasn't changed since 1926!
Some other nourishing ingredients include:
Organic Rosemary Leaf Extract: Rosemary is a highly stimulating ingredient which warms the body, helps revitalise the skin and improve circulation. This extract also has anti-bacterial properties that can kill fungal infections on the skin. This makes rosemary perfect for applying to minor burns and wounds, as well as problematic skin conditions like acne, mild forms of eczema and other dry skin conditions.1
Organic Pansy Extract: Pansy extract is well known for its soothing and healing properties that can be used to treat rough, dry or cracked skin.2
Organic Calendula: This ingredient is often used in traditional medicines as it has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that can help reduce skin irritations and soothe rashes, bites and sunburn.1 Calendula is also great for restoring suppleness to the skin, leaving it highly moisturised.
Organic Chamomile Extract: Chamomile is a gentle ingredient that prevents skin irritation. It's very soothing and can even help with the effects of windburn and minor sunburns. When used in skincare, Chamomile can be applied to problematic dry areas including cracked nipples and nappy rash.1
How can you use Weleda's Skin Food?
Skin Food is the ultimate hydration solution for dry skin. To reap the benefits, simply apply to any areas of the body with rough or dry skin. You can even use it on your face because it doesn't contain any nasty ingredients that clog pores! Although it is a great moisturiser, there's so much more you can do with Skin Food!
Face Mask: If your skin is dehydrated or needing some moisture during the winter months, Weleda's Skin Food can be used as an intensely hydrating mask. My advice is to use this before bed so that your skin can really soak up the benefits. Simply lather Skin Food onto freshly cleansed and dried skin. Wash off in the morning and I'm sure your skin will be feeling amazing!
Lip balm: There's really nothing worse than dry, chapped lips! To soothe this problem, apply a thick layer of Weleda's Skin Food to the lips.
Cuticle care: Have you ever noticed that when you're feeling rundown, your cuticles look dry and start to peel? It's actually a sign of dehydration! To fix this problem, apply a little Skin Food to the cuticles and rub into the skin.
Makeup primer: Makeup artists for years have been using Weleda's skin food backstage at fashion shows to prep model's skin. It sinks deep into the skin leaving a silky, smooth base. Perfect for makeup application!
Revitalise tired skin: If your skin is feeling tired throughout the day (as mine sometimes does) I like to apply Skin Food to the particularly dry areas of my face and body.
Highlighter: For a subtle cheek highlight, dab some Skin Food onto the high points of the cheekbones. Try not to rub into the skin, so that it leaves a natural looking sheen!
Treat split ends: If you often heat style your hair or have a few annoying split ends you would like to treat. Simply apply Skin Food to the ends of your hair for intense hydration. I like doing this before bed so that I can wash it out the next morning!
(sources: 1livestrong.com, 2weleda.co.uk)